9/2/09

Choice by choice...


moment by moment, I build the necklace of my day, stringing together the choices that form artful living! I simply adore this quote by Julia Cameron. I have recently discovered her writings...she is the author of 'The Artists Way' and many other works. Laying out ways to overcome creative blocks and generally living an artful life. I highly recommend reading her.

I've combined a mother lode of challenges with my work today. The sketch challenge on SCS, my friend, Kelly's week 2 Words on Wednesday, and the 365 Card Blog ad inspiration. It is such fun when you can make multiple challenges zing! So for structure, the SC244 fit beautifully. Kelly's word today was impearl: to form into pearls; or adorn with pearls. And the 365 call was a White House~Black Market print ad : menswear pumps, a floral teapot and a single flower in a vase of water.
The papers I chose are a men's wear grey flannel stripe, 'Recognition' from Basic Grey's Stella Ruby and Boxer's 'Long Underwear'. The clock paper is from Graphic 45. My solids very Su's very vanilla and Georgia Pacific's white card stock. The quote is a Hampton Art Stamp and the woman with the pearl earring (hee, hee) and necklace is an old Hero Arts called Party Pearls!
I used Memento Tuxedo Black for both. Copics for coloring. Liquid pearls in white opal were used on the necklace.

Thanks so very much for visiting and I appreciate your thoughtful comments.

16 comments:

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous Susan...very pretty. I love that quote...perfect! Oh, I love that grey flannel paper teamed up with the Basic Grey.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what an awesome quote...I love it....really must write it down....actually....I think you are inspiring me to start a journal of such quotes...thanks

Kim said...

Very beautiful card. Love the flapper image and the quote. TFS!

Jaggs said...

A very pretty card. Now doesn't that lady look like a flapper and you know what they do...lol They dance the night away...sort feet and all!

MariLynn said...

I love your card. What a great quote. So perfect for impearl. What a great combo of challenges.

Scrapaddict said...

Susan, Very lovely card and that quote is precious.

Celeste said...

Wow, you rocked the challenges world this week...LOL Your card is so elegant. The sentiment is great! Thanks for recommending Julia Cameron, I'll have to look her up. Love your card.

Shelia said...

Beautiful card. So many techniques used on it. And thanks Joanne for the ideal about the quote journal.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Susan what can I say? This is so gorgeous!! I love every element that you have put together to create such beauty. The sentiment is beautiful as is the Woman with a Pearl Earring lol. I have this book in my library and by daughters have read and loved it but I have not read it yet lol. You really knocked the challenge out of the ball park with this card Susan.
Hugs
Michelle

Carolyn V said...

That is the first time I've heard that quote... it's definitely repeatable! :D Love the elegant styling of your card - from the pin stripes to the pearl details!

kristie sessions said...

I love that flapper girl. Its perfect!! and love the papers too. they definitely live up to their names. Great card today and thanks for playing!

Cheri said...

I also adore the flapper girl and your choice of papers.

fabricbutterfly said...

Fantastic job, I give your card a standing O, love it!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love this verse Susan - thanks for the tip on the author! I'll be checking her out - wonderful pearl lady and nice nestie panels!

Kelly S. said...

SUSAN! This is so lovely and classy! LOVE the papers and the beautiful realistic PEARLS, yay!

Jessica said...

Wow! way to go! 3 challenges = 1 fantastic card!! love the sentiment too, very inspiring :) xx